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WhatsApp says it now handles over 100 billion messages each month and 1 billion calls each day

Announcing its new milestone, the Facebook-owned messaging app revealed that they handle has over two billion users

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | February 25, 2021 | Updated 13:19 IST

Highlights

  • WhatsApp on Thursday announced that it has completed 12 years.
  • WhatsApp evealed that it has over two billion users and revealed that it handles more than one billion calls.
  • WhatsApp came under the scanner over its new privacy policy which forced many users to migrate to other messaging apps

WhatsApp on Thursday announced that it has completed 12 years. Announcing its milestone, the Facebook-owned messaging app revealed that it has over two billion users and revealed that it handles more than one billion calls each day. Interestingly, WhatsApp has completed a milestone at a time when the messaging app was embroiled in a controversy over its new privacy policy and terms of service.

"More than two billion users turn to WhatsApp each month to send 100 billion messages and to connect more than one billion calls each day. We are and will continue to be committed to your privacy with end-to-end encryption. Always and forever. Happy 12 years WhatsApp," the messaging app said in a statement.

WhatsApp came under the scanner over its new privacy policy which forced many users to migrate to other messaging apps such as Telegram and Signal. WhatsApp had informed its users through an in-app notification about its privacy policy that was supposed to launch on February 8. WhatsApp had also mentioned that if users do not accept the policies, they will lose access to their WhatsApp account. However, due to the confusion around the new terms of service, WhatsApp had postponed the launch date of its app to May 15. The rule remains the same even now. If users do not accept the privacy policy, they will lose access to their accounts.

WhatsApp told in an email to TechCrunch that it will "slowly ask" users to accept the new terms of service "in order to have full functionality of WhatsApp" from May 15. However, if the users do not comply with the new policies, "for a short time, these users will be able to receive calls and notifications, but will not be able to read or send messages from the app," the company said. The short time means users will have access to WhatsApp for a few weeks even if they do not accept the policies.

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